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Regarding the Kanyini movie
Available to watch here: https://vimeo.com/292549994
Uncle Bob in Times Square. Artwork by Helen
The artwork of Uncle Bob called “I am” was selected to be seen in Times Square in New York.
Water for Unity – Rainbow drops of Life.
An international movement, that aims to connect as much people as possible in a common intent of harmony, peace and unity.
The collective intent leads people to resonate mutually, and to regain a sense of affinity and of membership to something bigger.
We are different cells of a single large entity: the humanity.
… Click the above link to continue reading.
Rebuilding from the ground up – An alternative to the Northern Territory Intervention.
The NT Intervention has been a disaster for Aboriginal communities.
Rather than ‘closing the gap’, government statistics show Indigenous incarceration rates have risen by almost 30 per cent,i school attendance is down in many places,ii suicide and self harm have increasediii and thousands of workers are being put onto Centrelink as CDEP closes down. There are growing crises in urban centres such as Alice Springs as large numbers of people move in from the bush.iv
The suspension of the Racial Discrimination Act to seize land, assets and authority has destroyed trust in government and many well run programs. Much of the unprecedented investment of more $1.5 billion has been wasted on government bureaucrats and contractors.
Alongside the Intervention, the NT government has introduced policies guided by the same approach of paternalism and assimilation including dissolving Aboriginal community councils, effective cuts to homelands and smaller communities, and bans on bilingual education.
…. continue reading click the above link.
The group Manta Trio has made some of the music in the movie Kanyini.
For me the term ‘world music’ has been stretched almost to breaking point, with a wide assortment of artists from around the globe now claiming world music status and critics and audiences starting to worry about where to draw the lines.
When I first heard the improvisations of the three musicians, Russell Smith, Ashley Naylor and Theo Chen, who had found each other to form the ensemble now known as Manta, I realised that this is what ‘world music’ was really all about – three artists, from three cultures, three races, and three musical traditions – that could not only blend seamlessly but could elevate the music they create well beyond it’s component parts.
And that seminal live recording was as fresh and unique as I had ever heard (and after thirty years in the music business I think that is saying something), yet as grounded and sincere as each of their respective cultures dictates.
…continue reading click the Manta Trio link above.
stephen john lewis says
It is March of 2017 and I am unable to find; either a dvd copy, or you tube copy of kinyani for myself and other practitioners to watch…I fondly; yet profoundly remember viewing it during a short tenure in the apy lands and; as most others was moved by its non-adversarial approach to telling such an important story. I am of the opinion that no non-indigenous person should work with indigenous communities until they have viewed this documentary. pleae help me find some viewable version of this vital narrative?
Hi Stephen John
I will also reply here so that others can also see the response.
The director Melanie Hogan has now re-released the movie Kanyini.
Go to http://www.kanyini.com/ for available download options.
Michele Evans says
Hi, I watched the Kanyini dvd as part of our core training and I was very moved by it. Thank you. Just wondering where I could purchase this DVD from as it is no longer sold at JB HIFI.
The film is now available at: http://www.kanyini.com/
Nicolla Mayfield says
I am in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies at Sunshine Coast University and watched Kanyini as part of our course curriculum. I was very impressed and touched by everything. I am trying to find our more about the music of Manta as used on the film and I’m having trouble finding anything about the music. Do you have contact details of them or someone who would know more about Manta. Thanking you, Nicolla Mayfield.
Paal Joachim says
I received this information from Rob Brown who is the Executive Producer of the CD Manta.
The Australian trio Manta have three tracks on the soundtrack of Kanyini that are all improvised. More information about the artists and their music is at http://mantatrio.com.
Katharine Dawn says
What a powerful, impeccably presented and impressively supported ALTERNATIVE to the Intervention / Stronger Futures. It is TIME for the People to have their rightful power over their own Lives. Here’s one link on my ‘real democracy’ site – sharing the vision of a genuinely democratic, locally empowered socio-politico-economic replcement system – built from the Ground Up : http://www.earthholocracy.org/the-flipped-pyramid Power to The People In solidarity, Katharine Dawn